Set for a sellout success
Mamma Mia. Here we go again. Matamata get ready for the return of ABBA Salute following a sold-out show in the town in 2009.
The Australian-based quartet, led by former Kiwi Sharron Nichols, will perform one show only at the Matamata Memorial Centre on Saturday, February 26, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Matamata.
Also, this year’s show will feature a performance from a Neil Diamond tribute performer and again organisers are confident the show will be hugely popular in the town.
Rotary Club of Matamata president David Wheadon said the 2009 show saw a sell-out crowd of 550 pack into the centre and indications were that this time around, with the added attraction of the Neil Diamond tribute, tickets would again sell quickly.
‘‘We advise people to purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment,’’ Mr Wheadon said. ‘‘Last time around we had to turn people away because demand outweighed space and the venue was full.
‘‘People were dancing in the aisle last time and the promoters have promised us an even bigger, brighter performance this time around,’’ he said.
Profits from ticket sales would all go towards Rotary projects in the community.
‘‘Therefore people can come along, have a great time and know that they are helping a good cause,’’ Mr Wheadon said.
Tickets, at $15 each, went on sale this week from PaperPlus and Tainui Press.
Absolutely ABBA: The Australian-based quartet ABBA Salute, led by former Kiwi Sharron Nichols, will perform one show only at the Matamata Memorial Centre on Saturday, February 26, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Matamata. Pictured is the group performing in Matamata in 2009.